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Home Stretch: One step closer to homeownership

You have the opportunity to free yourself from some of the complications and stress of buying a home by participating in a Home Stretch Workshop offered by Central Minnesota Housing Partnership. Home Stretch is a first-time homebuyer workshop that will be offered in St. Cloud from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the St. Cloud Federal Credit Union. Registration is required, and participants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the day.

Pre-purchase counseling is also available by appointment and is strongly recommended prior to taking Home Stretch. This is a free service to anyone who wants to speak with a certified homeownership counselor about their financial situation prior to buying a home.

Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, a non-profit organization providing affordable housing services to the central region of Minnesota, coordinates the Home Stretch workshop. There is a $30 fee per household to participate in Home Stretch and registration is required. To register for the St. Cloud Home Stretch workshop, please download an application at, or call Kelly Doss, Program Coordinator of Home Stretch, at (320) 259-0393.